Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!!  We are welcoming 2012 with open arms and an open heart.  2011 was a good year for us, but we are looking forward to what 2012 has to offer. 

I don't usually make resolutions, but this year I've decided to set some personal goals for myself.  2011 was all about baby, baby, baby and I often neglected doing some of the things I really love.  Here are my goals for this year....all written down for me to reflect on throughout the year!!

Personal Goal 1:
Run 365 miles
I truly miss running so I've decided to set a goal of 365 miles for myself this year.  I'm not being too strict on myself either.  I know some days might involve walking or using our elliptical instead of running, but I'm okay with that.  My overall goal is to stay active throughout the year.

Personal Goal 2:
Read 12 books
Here's another favorite of mine I wasn't really able to find the time for in 2011.  I'm in a book club that meets once a month so the opportunity is definitely there for me.  I'm just going to have to make time this year.

Personal Goal 3:
Try 52 new recipes
This goal will probably be the easiest for me.  I love to cook and I love to try new recipes.  Recently, though, I've stuck to my old favorites and have rotated them throughout the month.  I'm excited about trying new recipes and hope to compile a cookbook of my favorites by the end of the year (thanks to my hubby for the great idea!)

Personal Goal 4:
Take a family photo each month
My husband isn't too excited about this one, but I really want to give it a go.  I love taking pictures and I wish we had more family pictures.  I got an awesome tripod for Christmas and I look forward to trying it out each month....we'll see how that one goes!

So there you have it!  My goals for 2012.  Nothing too crazy, but definitely something to work toward all year long.

What about you?  Any goals or resolutions?


  1. Love these goals! I might have to "borrow" a few of these myself! And what a beautiful picture of you!

  2. I think I am going to copy your resolutions! These are FANTASTIC, and I love how you used the natural order of the calendar to pinpoint your goals. Thank you for sharing!


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